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Black and white photograph of a group of young male prisoners on their bunks in a barracks in the Severodvinsk camp.

Mkrtchan pencil drawing depicting a group of prisoners wearing coats and hats huddled around a stove struggling to keep warm in their barracks at Ivdellag.

Black and white photograph of a truck in snow on the road at Egvekinot-Iyl'tin, Chukotka.

Black and white photograph of a prisoner's padded jacket with prisoner identification numbers visible on the back.

Black and white photograph of a prisoner in heavy clothing hauling a water bucket from a well near the mine's gate at Kolyma, Magadan region.

Black and white photograph of prisoners' utensils recovered on expedition to former Gulag sites.

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs that depicts a group of blind prisoners lining up for food. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency caused many cases of blindness, often referred to as night-blindness. She described how night-blinded camp inmates tried to finish eating their food near the food delivery window.

Pencil drawing of a cook serving soup to prisoners lined up on the other side of a window created by Mkrtchan at Ivdellag.

A.A. Merekov sketch, "Despair of a Prisoner" drawn at Kolyma.

Drawing by A.A. Merekov created at Kolyma.